Exile Express (1939)
Film / Drama / Crime
Directed by Otis Garrett
Cast: Anna Sten, Alan Marshal and Jerome Cowan
The Exile Express is a train taking a group of deportees from San Francisco to Ellis Island, where they'll bid farewell to America . The 'exiles' we're introduced to are an apparent gangster, a likely Bolshevik, and Nadine, an assistant to a scientist who has developed a sort of pesticide that can also be a horribly lethal weapon. Some foreign power wants to get the formula, and the authorities suspect that Nadine is involved in the plot. She isn't, but she's ordered deported anyway, and the movie becomes the story of her journey and attempt to find a way to stay in the U.S.